You can request your prescription using one of the following methods:
Order online - CLICK HERE to register and / or to order your prescription.
In person/post/email - clearly list;
- patient details including full name, date of birth, address and contact number
- the items you require
- preferred pharmacy
Post to: Long Catlis Road Surgery, Parkwood Health Centre, Long Catlis Road, Rainham,Kent, ME8 9PR
Please note: allow two full working days for processing.(weekends and bank holidays are non working days)
Please request your medication no more than 2/3 days before you are due to run out. If you are over 70 years old or housebound we will accept your medication request over the phone.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or pharmacist at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
If you do not have a medication review it will limit the quantity you will be prescribed.
Prescription Fees / NHS Charges
Help with NHS costs
In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:
- those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
- those who are age exempt
- those with certain medical conditions
- More information is available at NHS Choices
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.65
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
- 3-month PPC: £31.25
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
- Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
- General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.